IMT (Intima-Media Thickness)— This test evaluates the thickness of the IMT layer of the central blood vessel which helps to identify changes in the blood vessels on an early stage. That means the complications caused by these changes can be predicted before they cause morbidity and mortality. This test is non-invasive, without radiation and doesn’t require any prior preparation.
The result of the test assists in the decision of defining the most suitable preventive treatment, serves as important monitoring tool for the effectiveness of treatment and diagnosing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
The test might be recommended by an expert for patients with the following indications:
- Diabetes Type I, Type II and pre-diabetes (fasting glucose 125-100 mg / dL or HbA1c between 5.7% and 6.4%)
- High blood pressure
- Borderline or abnormal cholesterol
*This material is presented for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for advice of the physician or pharmacist.